Burgas Terrorist Was Not Suicide Bomber, Expert Says

Crime | April 28, 2013, Sunday // 19:02|  views

The first ever reenactment of a terror attack in Bulgaria was held Friday under maximum security near the Trakiya highway. Photo by BGNES

A Bulgarian expert has stated that the terrorist who killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver in a deadly attack last year was not a suicide bomber.

Bulgarian investigator Georgi Iliev has told Nova TV that the perpetrator of the attack would have left his backpack in the luggage compartment of the bus if the attack had been planned as a suicide bombing.

Iliev, who spoke after Friday’s reenactment of the Burgas bus bombing, was positive that the deadly bomb was remotely detonated.

Europol experts were present at the first ever reenactment of a terror attack in Bulgaria, which was held on Friday under maximum security near the Trakiya highway, mid-way between the capital Sofia and the second largest city of Plovdiv.

On February 5, 2013, following a meeting of the Consultative Council for National Security at the President's Office, then-Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov made a statement, saying that the investigating authorities had gathered evidence pointing to a "reasonable assumption" about the involvement of Hezbollah's military wing in the Burgas bus bombing.

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Tags: reenactment, blast, bomb, explosives, Ihtiman, Burgas bus bombing, explosion, Sarafovo, Israeli tourists, Hezbollah, terror attack


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